Competition for customers is increasing. Virtualized networks and cloud based services have moved service creation into the software domain and enabled a DevOps approach to address new customer needs in days or weeks, rather than months or years. By allowing carriers to design tests and deploy new services in the ‘live’ network, lead customers can more easily beta test new services in a real-world scenario.
The key to DevOps is being able to closely test and monitor the service and network, in real-time while the service is being designed to ensure it meets the customer’s needs and does not impact other network services. Building service assurance into every service definition gives carriers 100% visibility into service and network performance.